Never Have I Ever Book Tag

I read and admired this tag at ZeZee With Books. It was created by Madame Writer/Anne With a Book.

Apparently, there are rules:
  1. Link back to the original creator! (Madame Writer)
  2. Link back to the person who tagged you!
  3. Answer all prompts.
  4. Add one more prompt of your own.
  5. Tag at least five people.
  6. Don’t lie.
  7. Have fun!

Never Have I Ever… read a later book in a series before reading the first book.

Yes! My Mom recommended this to me due to the Gregorian Chant. I loved it and went back and started with Book One and haven’t looked back. It’s one of my favorite series ever now!

Never Have I Ever… burned a book.


Never Have I Ever… read a book I knew I would hate.

I had to read this in my introduction to international relations course my freshman year in college. Torture. I still hate sci fi. The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov.

Never Have I Ever… wrote a fanfiction about my favorite books.

Not about a favorite book, but I did write a long fan-fiction of Downton Abby of how things should have gone for Edith and Sir Anthony. It is what made me want to write again. I haven’t stopped writing since.

Never Have I Ever… loved a book when I was young and hated it when I got older.

Not that I can think of–so no.

Never Have I Ever…dressed up as one of my favorite literary characters.

So not my thing. Sorry. My Peace Corps training roommate loved dressing up for Dickens Fair in Berkeley though–does that count? My brother’s family used to dress up for Renaissance Fair–my Mom made their costumes. My nephew’s wizard costume is crushed velvet. Very cool back in 2003. My brother has dressed up to sell food at an Old West Festival for several years, but that’s a business reason, not personal.

Never Have I Ever… hated a book by an author I love.

The Wednesday Sisters was wonderful! But, The Wednesday Daughters, its sequel of the next generation was just a mess! I couldn’t believe she could write something this bad. Thankfully, she recovered BRILLIANTLY and went on to write the excellent Last Train to London.

Never Have I Ever… gone into a bookstore to buy one book and come out with many more.

Every time.

Never Have I Ever… read the end of a book before reading the beginning.

Not in as an adult.

Never Have I Ever… read a book without the dust cover.

Every time I read a hardback book that has one, unless it is from the library and encased in plastic and taped to the book. I don’t like to ruin them.

Never Have I Ever… skim-read nearly half the book.

Many–especially the boring stuff assigned in library school.

Never Have I Ever… pretended to have read a book I haven’t read.

I honestly can’t remember if I read Lord of the Flies and Brave New World but it seems like I did in high school at some point so I count them as read.

Never Have I Ever… saw the movie before reading the book.

I know there have been others–I watched a lot of miniseries in the 1970s on tv and then read the books. This is just a more recent one that comes to mind. Watching the movie I thought one story line didn’t seem “authentic” and reading the book I discovered I was correct. I love both though. And, I liked the second movie, too.

Never Have I Ever… had a book boyfriend.

I’ve been in a relationship with Rhett Butler since 1974.

Never Have I Ever… read a history book or anthropology book for fun.

History–all the time. I did read Margaret Mead in college and it was interesting. There are different types of fun, so I’d count it. These two comic books were fun–they were assigned in Marxist Theory class my sophomore year in college.

Never Have I Ever… picked up a book based on the cover alone.

Very recently even! Snow in May--I decided to read it based on the cover. I did read the description after that and would have thrown it back if it had been dystopian.

Snow in May: Stories by Kseniya Melnick

Never Have I Ever… bought multiple books in a series without having started it.

Lesson Learned! I bought all of these at once before there was Amazon. Ugh. Even though I’d recently lived in a nearby African nation, it did not help me plow through even the first book. And, I had a degree in political science!

Never Have I Ever… kept reading a series even if I didn’t love the first book.

I enjoyed her Yada-Yada Prayer Group series–one of the few Christian fiction series I’ve ever read and enjoyed, but this one….no. I tried Book 2 just to be sure.  I got to a microaggression–a White man “knuckles” the top of an African-American child’s head? Seriously. That’s the verb–“knuckled.” There were other problems. The story was not bad. But there were other things like this that showed the author to be a bit out-of-touch.

My Prompt: Never Have I Ever Read an Interesting Science Book

Consider yourself tagged!

7 thoughts on “Never Have I Ever Book Tag

  1. Okay, so I liked The Wednesday Daughters, but you see, I never read The Wednesday Sisters, so maybe that’s why (I tried to read the first one, but couldn’t get into it, I’m afraid. Strange, right? Oh well, no two people and all that). By the way, did you read her book The Race for Paris? That was really good. But yes, The Last Train to London was amazing.


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